Search Results: "Shannon McKenna"


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ONE WRONG MOVE by Shannon McKenna
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"With its action-packed plot hinged on an intriguing paranormal frame and a touching, red-hot romance, this is a great read for its intended audience."
Two damaged souls find each other and some surprising psychic gifts as they fight a string of enemies who want them dead—or worse. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Alternately thought-provoking and dull but certainly from the author's heart."
Prolific writer and prodigious traveler McKenna (Breaking the Word: Reflections for Lectionary Readings Cycle B, 2012, etc.) reimagines the Gospels for the 21st century. Read full book review >

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TRUE HALLUCINATIONS by Terence McKenna
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Here's one man who proudly—even passionately—inhaled."
Readers of Food of the Gods (1992) will recall McKenna's diverting claim that the ingestion in ancient times of hallucinogenic mushrooms spurred human consciousness into wakefulness and sophistication. Read full book review >

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THE OCTOPUPPY by Martin McKenna
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Jarvis' tale will inspire listeners to laugh...and ask for an octopuppy. (Picture book. 3-8)"
When is a dog not a dog? When he's an octopuppy. Read full book review >

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Rogue by Susan McKenna
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 20, 2016

"A nuanced account of one woman's harrowing and insightful experiences while confronting a dreaded diagnosis."
Debut author McKenna offers a memoir detailing her battle with breast cancer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 23, 2010

"A meticulously researched, frightening report on a deadly pathogen."
A gripping account of one of the most devastating infectious agents on the planet. Read full book review >

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THE MISREMEMBERED MAN by Christina McKenna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"Amiable and competent, but Oliver Twist it is not."
The first novel by Irish memoirist McKenna (My Mother Wore a Yellow Dress, 2004, etc.) is the story of two 40-ish lonely hearts in County Derry in 1974 who meet through a personals ad. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 17, 1992

"Provocative words—often captivating, but not often convincing."
The ethnobotanist co-author of Psilocybin: The Magic Mushroom Grower's Guide (not reviewed) puts forth the theory that magic mushrooms are the original ``tree of knowledge'' and that the general lack of psychedelic exploration is leading Western society toward eventual collapse or destruction—controversial statements, to say the least, though the argument's details often prove fascinating. Read full book review >

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LAST TRACKS by Susie McKenna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2016

"An enthralling, outdoorsy tale of one woman's extended hunt for a would-be killer."
In this thriller, a woman tries to track down her thieving husband after he leaves her on a snowshoeing expedition. Read full book review >

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LOGGING OFF by Caitlin McKenna
Released: Dec. 5, 2011

"Despite some flaws, McKenna delivers a fascinating look into a chilling future firmly rooted in our present."
McKenna's (My Big Fake Irish Life, 2011) first foray into science fiction mixes romance with techno-thriller in a dystopian world where "thinking for yourself caused death." Read full book review >

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THE SECRET LIFE OF OSCAR WILDE by Neil McKenna
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"Exhaustively documented, but ultimately reductive and incomplete."
A tedious slog through the English author's sexual romps at the expense of his literary achievements. Read full book review >

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MY BIG FAKE IRISH LIFE by Caitlin McKenna
Released: Nov. 23, 2011

"A light, fun romp that may nicely translate to a TV show or movie."
McKenna's chick-lit novel presents a woman who assumes a new identity to follow her dream of becoming an actress. Read full book review >